A dental Christmas wish list?  Is that even a thing? Absolutely! There are all sorts of easy ways to encourage dental health this holiday season–whether you’re working with a small budget or you’re looking to splurge on a long-lasting gadget.

Stockings can be filled in relatively inexpensive ways by tucking a flavorful chap-stick or tropical flavored dental floss in between some candy.  Kids also love light up and themed toothbrushes as well as dinosaur wild flossers, which makes brushing and flossing seem like less of a chore.

For a few dollars more, you can purchase a handy water flosser. A water flosser blasts away food debris and plaque with a pressurized spray.  Think of it has a power washer for your teeth.  This is an especially practical gift for a kid managing braces, retainers and expanders.

One of the most common complaints dentists hear is the frustration with discolored teeth.  So perhaps a tooth whitening kit, ranging in price from 10-100$, would be an appreciated gift!

Electric toothbrushes are some of the most popular dental Christmas gifts.  They range in price from 15-200$ and offer a variety of options for all budgets and all needs.  Some have specialized features or work better for sensitive teeth, so be sure to check out reviews on each product before purchasing the best fit.

And of course, there’s always the opportunity to offer to pay for a dental service for someone you love that may not be able to afford the care they need.  Spread the gift of oral health this holiday season to those around you!